The Official Synopsis For THE PREDATOR Reveals Genetically Upgraded Predators!
Shane Black's The Predator is easily one of my most anticipated films of the year and it looks like 20th Century Fox will be sharing the first footage of it today at CinemaCon! In anticipation of their big presentation, the studio has released an official synopsis for the film. Up until this point all of the story details we've gotten have come from the actors of the film. Those details painted a decent picture of what we can expect from the film, but here's how the synopsis describes it:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Wow! This is the first time that we've heard anything about the Predator hunters using genetic upgrading technology to fuse their DNA with other species! That sounds freakin' rad! I'm really curious to see what exactly that is going to be and look like.
This upcoming movie is confirmed to stay in continuity with the first two movies, so this is not a full-on reboot of the series. This film is just set years after those events. The director has also previously said that there is a reference in the script as to why the film has a singular title.
Thomas Jane previously offered some details on the film's story. He says that it follows a group of crazy shellshocked war veterans who end up hearing that a Predator ship has landed, and they set out on a mission to take them down. You can read the full details of the story here. Then Edward James Olmos explained that the movie would also be filled with humor. Jake Busey also previously said:
“This one definitely falls in line with the original franchise in that it does focus on the technology that the Predators have. It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing. It’s definitely in line with the original franchise.”
The movie also stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), and Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us).
Black co-wrote the script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker, and it will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.